Mission District - San Francisco, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    41,295
  • Population Density
    29,977 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    1 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    16 3.1
Mission District is a neighborhood in San Francisco with 41,295 residents. It has very high home values and very high rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.1 from 16 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience: Very convenient and close to everything
    • 4
    Overall Experience: San Francisco is a great place to live. Unfortunately inflation and gentrification have made it incredibly expensive and many people who have lived here for decades are forced to move because the cost of living is high and the demand of housing has gone up due to the presence of large tech companies. I love my city but I worry that it will become a tech center and lose its heart along with the artists and families who have lived here in the past and can no longer afford to do so.
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Expensive standard of living, few nearby shops
    • 3
    Housing: Ok and good quality apartments/ houses however way over priced and impossible to afford
    • 3
    Health & Fitness: A lot of workout facilities but only some people that attend, younger ages.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Mission Dolores 11,322
4.00 Potrero 11,528
3.66 Bernal Heights 24,833
4.00 Noe Valley 24,615
4.00 Castro District 9,440
3.66 South of Market (SoMa) 16,121
3.66 Glen Park 8,388
2.66 Bayview 17,831

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Excelsior 24,006
3.66 Central Richmond 25,365
3.33 Central Sunset 40,539
3.33 Outer Sunset 29,817

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.66 San Francisco Unified School District 127

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Lowell High School Public 9-12 High
Downtown High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
4.00 KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy Public, Charter 5-9 Middle
Wells (Ida B.) High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
4.00 Clarendon Alternative Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Lawton Alternative Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
4.00 Lilienthal (Claire) Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
4.00 Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
4.00 Rooftop Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
4.00 Argonne Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Giannini (A.P.) Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Sherman Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 KIPP Bayview Academy Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
4.00 Ulloa Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Sunset Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Lafayette Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 West Portal Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Chin (John Yehall) Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Jefferson Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Yick Wo Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Alamo Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
San Francisco Flex Academy Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 Grattan Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Roosevelt Middle School Public 6-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 San Francisco University High School Private 9-12 High
4.33 Lick-Wilmerding High School Private 9-12 High
Woodside International School Private 6-12 High
4.00 The Urban School of San Francisco Private 9-12 High
Sterne School Private 5-12 High
4.00 Stuart Hall High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
Sand Paths Academy Private, Special Education 8-12 High
4.00 St. Ignatius College Preparatory School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 Convent of the Sacred Heart High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.66 Lycée Français de San Francisco - Ortega Campus Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.66 Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 The Bay School of San Francisco Private 9-12 High
3.66 San Francisco Waldorf School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.66 Bridgemont High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Children's Learning Center Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
3.33 Drew School Private 9-12 High
3.33 Jewish Community High School of the Bay Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 San Francisco Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Voice of Pentecost Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Youth Chance High School Private, Alternative 9-12 High
Rise Institute Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of California - Berkeley
3.66 San Francisco Conservatory of Music
3.33 Mills College
3.00 University of San Francisco
3.00 Menlo College
3.00 Saint Mary's College of California
2.66 California College of the Arts
2.66 Dominican University of California
2.66 California Maritime Academy
2.66 Holy Names University
2.33 San Francisco State University
2.33 Notre Dame de Namur University
2.00 California State University - East Bay
2.00 San Francisco Art Institute
City College of San Francisco
Diablo Valley College
Academy of Art University
Chabot College
Skyline College - San Bruno
College of San Mateo
Contra Costa College
Laney College
College of Marin
Canada College
Heald College - Hayward

Around Mission District

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Mission District United States California San Francisco Metro Area Central Richmond Central Sunset Excelsior Outer Sunset
Hispanic 46.65% 16.62% 37.89% 21.71% 6.24% 5.92% 37.88% 7.19%
White 35.24% 63.25% 39.67% 42.08% 42.53% 30.86% 13.57% 31.83%
Asian 11.71% 4.83% 13.11% 23.42% 44.85% 58.83% 43.32% 55.55%
African American 3.12% 12.23% 5.72% 7.86% 0.94% 0.63% 2.02% 0.81%
Multiracial 2.66% 2.05% 2.64% 3.64% 3.87% 3.42% 1.85% 3.93%
Other 0.32% 0.19% 0.22% 0.33% 0.54% 0.19% 0.22% 0.21%
Native American 0.26% 0.66% 0.39% 0.24% 0.07% 0.10% 0.14% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.03% 0.16% 0.36% 0.71% 0.95% 0.05% 1.00% 0.49%

Age

Mission District United States California San Francisco Metro Area Central Richmond Central Sunset Excelsior Outer Sunset
9 years and under 8% 13% 13% 12% 8% 9% 11% 8%
10 to 17 years 5% 11% 11% 9% 6% 7% 7% 7%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 11% 9% 8% 10% 8% 9%
25 to 34 years 26% 13% 14% 15% 19% 14% 16% 16%
35 to 44 years 21% 13% 14% 15% 16% 15% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 15% 15% 13% 16% 16%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 11% 12% 12% 16% 13% 14%
65 and over 9% 13% 12% 13% 16% 17% 15% 15%

Education Levels

Mission District United States California San Francisco Metro Area Central Richmond Central Sunset Excelsior Outer Sunset
Less than a high school diploma 21% 14% 19% 12% 13% 15% 26% 18%
High school diploma or equivalent 17% 28% 21% 17% 12% 16% 24% 17%
Some college or associate degree 18% 29% 30% 26% 24% 24% 26% 26%
Bachelor's degree 28% 18% 19% 27% 32% 30% 17% 29%
Master's degree or higher 16% 11% 11% 18% 20% 16% 6% 11%

Gender

Mission District United States California San Francisco Metro Area Central Richmond Central Sunset Excelsior Outer Sunset
Male 53.6% 49.2% 49.7% 49.3% 47.5% 48.0% 48.8% 47.7%
Female 46.4% 50.8% 50.3% 50.7% 52.5% 52.0% 51.2% 52.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Mission District United States California San Francisco Metro Area Central Richmond Central Sunset Excelsior Outer Sunset
Rent 74.6% 35.1% 44.7% 45.8% 65.7% 41.3% 38.2% 43.8%
Own 25.4% 64.9% 55.3% 54.2% 34.3% 58.7% 61.8% 56.2%

Resident Opinions

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 40% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 40% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.